Fred Hovey Allen

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Fred Hovey Allen (1845–1926) was an American Congregational clergyman and author, best known as the inventor of the first photogravure plates for art reproduction made in the United States. He was born in Lyme, New Hampshire, graduated from the Hartford Theological Seminary, and studied at Boston University and in Europe at the universities of Berlin, Vienna, and Paris.[1]

His writings include:

  • Masterpieces of Modern German Art (1884)
  • Recent German Art (1885)
  • Grand Modern Paintings (1888)


  1. ^ edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906). The New International Encyclopaedia. Dodd, Mead and company. p. 367.